It was a great night for both the Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys basketball teams on the road at Abbeville High School last Tuesday night!
The Varsity Girls defeated the Panthers by a final score of 41-29 to get their first Region 2-AA win of the season. The team was down 21-17 with about 1:30 left in the 3rd quarter, but went on a 24-8 run to end the game and solidify a convincing win. Bree Wright led the Lady Preds with 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 steals. Karis Bullard scored 11 points (three 3PTs), 7 rebounds, and 4 assists. McKenzie Holmes tallied 5 points and 10 rebounds. KeZiah McAdoo finished her night with 6 points, 9 rebounds, 9 steals, and 3 assists. Miyah McCoy (2 pts) and Amber McCain (1 pt) rounded out the scoring for FC.
The Varsity Boys also defeated the Panthers in dramatic fashion by a final score of 53-52 to get their second Region 2-AA win of the season. The Preds were down 11 points with about 7 minutes left in the game, but never wavered and kept chipping into the Abbeville lead. DeMarkus Young hit 2 clutch 3PTs (both with about a minute remaining) at the end of the game to help give the Preds the win. FC outscored the Panthers 19-9 in the 4th quarter to complete the comeback victory. Deavion Scales led the Preds with 14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 assists. DeMarkus Young scored 14 points, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds. Chandler O’Bannon 6 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals. Jadon Johnson (5 pts), Trey Butler (5 pts), Justin Freeman (5 pts), Tyler Stampley (2 pts), and Nick Williams (2 pts) rounded out the scoring for FC.
After dropping a couple tough games on the road at Saluda High School on Thursday night. Both Varsity teams still find themselves in the thick of the Region 2-AA race. The Top 4 teams in region play will automatically receive a berth in the Class AA State Playoffs. Coach Jacobs and Coach Peckham have set a goal in the preseason for their teams to qualify for the state playoff bracket. Up next: @ Batesburg-Leesville on Tuesday night and at Home vs Silver Bluff on Friday night. #GoCreek
Updated Varsity Girls Region 2-AA Standings (7 region games remaining):
1) Saluda 3-0
2) Silver Bluff 2-1
3) Batesburg-Leesville 2-1
4) Ninety Six 1-2
5) Fox Creek 1-2
6) Abbeville 0-3
Updated Varsity Boys Region 2-AA Standings (7 region games remaining):
1) Saluda 3-0
2) Fox Creek 2-1
3) Abbeville 2-1
4) Silver Bluff 1-2
5) Batesburg-Leesville 1-2
6) Ninety Six 0-3